10 Best College Majors for Your Personality

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-02-01
  • Publisher: JIST Works

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By choosing a major that fits their personality, college students may improve their career certainty, graduation rates, and even school involvement and satisfaction, according to research. With this new book, students discover their personality type and the 10 best majors that relate to it. This resource covers nearly 50 majors for the six personality types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. A self-assessment helps readers quickly determine their personality type. Next, more than 70 "best majors" lists reveal the 10 best majors overall for each personality type plus many must-know facts and figures not found elsewhere. Other "best majors" lists for each personality type include the best majors ranked by potential pay and growth of their related occupations; best majors at the bachelor's and higher degree levels; and best majors for men, for women, for part-time jobs, or for self-employment. Bonus lists reveal the best majors for introverts, extroverts, persistent people, stress-tolerant people, detail-oriented people, innovators, and analytical thinkers. The college majors are organized by personality type and described in an easy-to-digest format with information on typical sequences of high school and college courses, specializations in the major, related Classification of Instructional Programs, full descriptions of related jobs with two- or three-level personality code, work tasks, earnings, growth, openings, verbal and math skill ratings, and other helpful details.In a separate part, the authors discuss why your personality is useful for choosing a major and other key insights for making the major decision. Appendixes list all majors sorted by personality code, sources of additional information, and more.Fact: Occupational researcher John Holland's RIASEC theory, which is used as the basis for this book, had its roots in higher education. Holland pioneered the assessment of college environments and their influence on students. Today, Holland's RIASEC scheme makes the process of choosing a major less daunting. Many college career centers, including University of California, The Ohio State University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Salisbury University, Bucks County Community College, Montgomery College, and Howard Community College, link their majors to the RIASEC codes for students choosing majors.

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